Freightliner dump truck (Toys & Joys)

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Project by Dutchy posted 03-13-2016 12:19 PM 5583 views 10 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 20” dump truck is …........almost ready. The klaxon horns are still missing on the roof. I hope this contribution will not be removed :) I have made a lot of blogs about the building process. It was difficult for me to choose the right wood combination. After it was finished I had the frame preferably made of a dark wood. The visor was the most diffecult to made. Below a lot of pictures. The most are made by my daughter.

Thanks for watching.


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#1 posted 03-13-2016 12:25 PM

Very nicely done, love all the details! What size is it?

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 12:26 PM

Absolutely incredible! I’ve never seen something with such realism. Great job!

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 12:34 PM

That is a really great looking truck.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 03-13-2016 12:39 PM


The truck is about 20”


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#5 posted 03-13-2016 12:54 PM

Fantastic detail—great job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 12:55 PM

Beautiful Jan, very well done, enjoyed the blog of the build, you are a patient man and the results are perfect. Details are wonderful, wheels look great, including the tread pattern and the lug nuts, like the side mirrors and drive train also, adds a great touch! compliments again!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 01:10 PM

If you were a cook I would have to say “My compliments to the chef!”

Excellent job on this one Jan !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 03-13-2016 01:55 PM

nice work… very nice detail.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 03-13-2016 02:19 PM

Amazing detail. Makes me want to go play in the dirt right now.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 03-13-2016 02:43 PM

If it wasn’t for the wood grain it would look like a real truck sitting there waiting to be driven off, where’s the keys JAN?
My heart skipped a beat when I realized you were posting it today.
It’s so beautiful!!!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#11 posted 03-13-2016 02:54 PM

Wow Excellent work! I’m impressed with how great your work is. Plenty of beautiful detail to drool over.
Love it !

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 03-13-2016 03:17 PM

Fantastic build, very nice you know every one of us learn from your Blogs with the tips and pictures
Thanks for that.
It must be time consuming putting together these Blogs THANK YOU

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#13 posted 03-13-2016 03:37 PM

What else can be said, the craftsmanship is superb, you certainly did a wonderful on it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#14 posted 03-13-2016 04:29 PM

Absolutely gorgeous job and great craftsmanship. The details really make this truck stand out and I really like the woods you chose. It’s going to be difficult for you to top this one Jan. Thanks for the great blog as well!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#15 posted 03-13-2016 04:51 PM

Amazing. So much attention to details.

-- Ralf - Free and Step by Step Plans at:

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